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Tendulkar backs replacement Rishabh Pant to shine at ICC World Cup 2019

PTI
Published Jun 20, 2019, 4:11 pm IST
Updated Jun 20, 2019, 4:11 pm IST
The 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has impressed one and all with aggressive hundreds during maiden Test tours of England and Australia.
India will play their next match on Saturday against minnows Afghanistan. (Photo: AFP)
 India will play their next match on Saturday against minnows Afghanistan. (Photo: AFP)

Southampton: The legendary Sachin Tendulkar Thursday said he expects Shikhar Dhawan to bounce back strongly from the injury setback that has forced him out of the World Cup and backed the opener's replacement Rishabh Pant to do well.

Dhawan was Wednesday forced out of the mega-event owing to a fractured left thumb, an injury that he picked up during the June 9 clash against Australia. The swashbuckler scored a match-winning hundred while playing through pain in that game.

 

"Feel for you Shikhar. You were playing well & to be injured in the middle of such an important tournament is heartbreaking. I'm sure you'll come back stronger than ever," Tendulkar tweeted.

Replacing Dhawan in the team is the 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Pant, who has impressed one and all with aggressive hundreds during maiden Test tours of England and Australia.

"Rishabh you've been playing well & there can't be a bigger platform to express yourself. Good luck!," Tendulkar.

India will play their next match on Saturday against minnows Afghanistan. The two-time champions are undefeated in the ongoing edition.

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